klia2 – Part 1

The new low cost carrier terminal, klia2, opens to travellers on 2nd May 2014 after being much delayed and over budget.  klia2 is the world’s largest purpose-built terminal for low-cost carriers with a planned capacity for 45 million passengers per annum.

It consists of three buildings – the Main Terminal, the Satellite building and shopping mall.  

The following airlines operate from klia2 :

  1. AirAsia
  2. AirAsia X
  3. AirAsia Philippines
  4. Thai AirAsia
  5. Indonesia AirAsia
  6. Tiger Air
  7. Cebu Pacific
  8. Mega Maldives

Prior to its opening, Malaysia Airports Berhad held an Open Day on 27th April 2014 for the public to visit the new terminal including a tour of the runway.

The new terminal is a vast improvement over the present LCCT.  It’s more spacious with better facilities though questions still linger on the safety of the runway and some of the structures.  Airport users will enjoy a more pleasant experience.

Here is a pictorial report of my visit to the klia2 Open Day :

After exiting the Sepang toll plaza, look out for the KLIA 2 signboard

klia2 is well sign posted

The road splits into Arrival Hall on Level 2 & Departure Hall on Level 3

There are 4 blocks of car park. Block A & Block B have 6,000 parking bays

This 8-storey covered car park is located in gateway@klia2, the shopping mall adjoining the Main Terminal building

The roof top car park with the control tower in the background

Those arriving in cars and taxis will be dropped off here

Visitors or airport users will first walk through the shopping mall, gateway@klia2

Spanning 350,000 sq ft over 4 levels, gateway@klia2 has more than 200 retail outlets and F&B outlets to offer to airport users and visitors.  During the Open Day, most of the shops are still not open for business.

Hush Puppies, Obermain, FILA, Giordano, Tissot, Pandora are present

Toys ‘R’ Us is all ready for business

McDonalds, Nando’s, Kenny Rogers Roasters are amongst the F&B outlets at the mall. Others include Starbucks, Old Town White Coffee, Gong Cha, Nyonya Colors, Pastamania, etc. There is plenty for diners to choose from

Sign boards indicating journey times to the various destinations in the Main Terminal are located all over the mall

The Main Terminal building is adjacent to the shopping mall with Arrival Hall on level 2 and Departure Hall on level 3

The main entrance to klia2 Main Terminal

The Departure Hall

The Information Centre at the Departure Hall

There are 4 rows of check-in counters. In addition, check-in kiosks are also available

They are queuing to register for the klia2 tours

Closer look at the check-in counters

Entrance to the International Departure Hall

Huge crowd (estimated at 78,000) attended the klia2 Open Day on 27 Apr 2014

Crowd waiting at the Domestic Departure entrance for the full tour of klia2

To be continued………….


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